The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded The Miriam Hospital a five-year grant totaling $743,869 to study media influences on risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men and to develop an online health media literacy intervention to help reduce HIV and sexually transmitted diseases among this population.
Dennis Roy is president and chief executive officer of East Bay Community Action Program, a nonprofit organization that merged recently with East Bay Center. Roy, a board member of the Rhode Island Health Center Association and the Rhode Island Community Action Association, talked with Providence Business News about the merger of nonprofit organizations EBCAP and East Bay Center – which did not trigger staff reductions – and how that merger will impact their respective constituencies.
Rhode Islanders’ personal income grew 1.9 percent in fourth quarter 2015 compared with the prior year period, and 1.2 percent from fourth quarter 2007, the start of the Great Recession, according to The Pew Charitable Trusts.
As part of the first stage of its three-year, $12 million grant initiative, United Way of Rhode Island has awarded $3.1 million in grant funding to 31 organizations to fund 41 programs throughout the state.
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